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Good Advise

Clayton Cramer reminds us:

If You Have a Concealed Carry Permit For Your State

You should feel obligated to be carrying at all times right now. The media attention to the Virginia Tech massacre–and now this tragedy in Kansas City–is going to put ideas into people who may have been thinking homicidal/suicidal thoughts. Protect yourself, your loved ones, and the general public.

He’s right.

4 Responses to “Good Advise”

  1. Dano says:

    Wish I could. I work at a University that only allows active duty police, feds, and armed guards to carry on campus. Note that off duty officers aren’t allowed to carry, which might explain the department offices being moved to a location that is technically off campus.

    And given the language of the rule, I can’t even leave it in my car because it is parked in a University parking lot.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Are you in a state where campus carry is illegal?

  3. Dano says:

    I live in PA…

    While longish, here is the policy

    Policy Statement
    Deadly weapons are not permitted on any property owned or controlled by the university.

    For the purposes of this policy, a deadly weapon is any device designed to produce death or serious bodily injury. Deadly weapons include, but are not limited to:
    * Firearms, whether loaded or unloaded
    * Pellet, flare, tranquilizer, stun, spear and dart guns
    * Knives with blades larger than that of a folding pocket knife.
    * Switchblades
    * Daggers
    * Striking instruments, including clubs, truncheons, blackjacks, metal knuckles and sap gloves
    * Martial arts weapons, including nunchakus, tonfas, staffs and throwing stars
    * Bow and arrow combinations
    * Explosive devices, including hand grenades, bombs, black powder, smokeless powder, percussion caps, friction primers and pyrotechnic fuses.

    The definition of deadly weapons under this policy does not include devices such as commercially available aerosol dispensers of non-lethal chemical irritants, pocket knives or general tools not designed as weapons.

    This prohibition against deadly weapons applies equally to those carried by persons with a government-issued permit or license. The only exceptions to this policy are those listed below.
    Exceptions

    This policy does not apply to:
    * Commissioned Carnegie Mellon police officers
    * Other duly-appointed law enforcement officers
    * Members of the United States armed forces when on duty
    * Any trained security personnel when approved in advance by the Chief of Police or his designee.

    It is recognized that there may be activities related to the educational mission of the university (e.g., physical fitness activities or theatrical productions) that may appear to violate the letter but not the intent of this policy. In such cases, the department or organization coordinating the activity is responsible for obtaining written approval from the Chief of Police or his designee, in advance, to conduct the activity. Such approval may extend for up to one year at a time.

    Violations

    Persons who possess deadly weapons in violation of this policy will be required by Campus Police to remove the weapons and/or themselves from university property.
    Any university student, faculty or staff member who violates this policy shall be subject to action in accordance with university disciplinary policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff. Further, possession of a deadly weapon in violation of federal, state or local laws will be referred to Campus Police or other appropriate law enforcement authorities and may result in legal sanctions.

    Oh, and from the Police Department’s FAQ…
    Are firearms permitted on campus?
    No. The university prohibits the possession or use of firearms, as well as any other weapons, in or near the residence halls or on university property. Only sworn University Police personnel are authorized to carry weapons while on duty. While off duty, no member of the department is permitted to possess a weapon on campus property. Police training includes daylight and nighttime qualification with firearms including the legal, moral and practical aspects of carrying a weapon.

  4. Sebastian says:

    That’s pretty clear, but it wouldn’t stop me :)

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